Mutations — Not So Random After All?

The hands down at the Darwin Ranch are making a pretty good living by promoting particles-to-painter evolution as a series of purposeless, random events over a heap of time, so there's no need for the Creator. Oh, and they also believe in luck. Darwin didn't pay attention to Gregor Mendel's work, which became incorporated into evolution. But are mutations random, and if so, how much?

The dominant evolutionary view requires time, luck, and random mutations. It turns out that mutations may be programmed by the Creator, and evolutionists don't like that.
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Upon further study, Darwinists are learning that mutations may be programmed to happen. Well, that fits, since speciation and adaptation fit biblical creation models quite well. Evolutionists don't cotton to anything resembling design, because they're trying to distance themselves from the Creator. Ironically, they attribute characteristics of an entity to evolution, making it into an idol they can worship.
In the nineteenth century, biologists recognized that animals and plants possess traits that can be beneficial (e.g., increase strength) or detrimental (e.g., slower growth). Those with a beneficial trait may be more likely to survive, and those with detrimental traits may be less likely to survive. The essence of this paradigm has become known as natural selection.

Charles Darwin understood that sometimes the traits of various organisms can change. However, since his studies predated the field of genetics, there was yet no understanding of how these changes occurred. Instead, he attributed such changes to the effects of natural selection, as if natural selection somehow magically could cause traits to appear.

In fact, not bound by any laws of genetics, Darwin made a lot of assumptions. One key assumption was that there was “no reason to limit” how much organisms could change their traits.1 With no limits, he further assumed that such changes can dramatically transform fish into amphibians or reptiles into mammals. His presumptions provided the basic outlines of universal common descent—the idea that all life forms have arisen from a common ancestry.
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